The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Rawalpindi has requested Shahzad Akbar, the special assistant to the then Prime Minister Imran Khan on entry and accountability, to provide documents related to a £190 million scandal.
On May 22, a notice of NAB investigation was issued to Shahzad Akbar, instructing him to bring the documents related to the scandal.
The notice stated that a request for inquiry was also sent to the inquiry commission, but deliberately not presented. Failure to appear can result in facing consequences under the NAB Ordinance.
The complete details of the case were also provided in the NAB investigation notice to Shahzad Akbar, along with a questionnaire consisting of 13 questions from NAB.
It should be noted that NAB has changed the name of the Al-Qadir Trust case to the National Crime Agency’s £190 million scandal.
Prior to Shahzad Akbar, Chairman of the PTI Imran Khan was also served a notice for investigation. Imran Khan was directed to appear on May 18 and was instructed to bring documents related to the case.
It should be noted that on May 9, Rangers arrested Imran Khan on the instructions of NAB from the premises of the Islamabad High Court in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
Following their arrest, violent protests took place in various cities of the country, causing damage to private and government properties. Law enforcement agencies have imposed a curfew against the agitating protesters, which is still ongoing.
Several central leaders of the PTI, including Shab Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari, Ali Muhammad Khan, Shireen Afridi, and others, are under supervision.
What is the Al-Qadir Trust case?
According to NAB, this case involves the illegal acquisition of land for Al-Qadir University. The National Crime Agency has exploited the illegal collection of £190 million through UK accounts. During the investigation, call-up notices were issued to Imran Khan and his family members, Bilal Ashraf, and Humayun Ashraf. Both of them are trustees of the Al-Qadir Trust.
According to NAB, former special assistant Shahzad Akbar was involved in the case and played a key role. Shahzad Akbar and Imran Khan concealed the secret agreement document, confusing the cabinet. The £190 million was supposed to be deposited in the national treasury, but it was adjusted in a private society’s case, which was resolved by the Supreme Court.